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The lovely port city of Málaga is a famous Spanish destination with glamorous resorts, cultural sites, metro high-rise hotels and gorgeous beaches. This modern beach destination delivers history and culture also since it is one of the oldest cities in Europe.

Weather & Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Malaga, the capital of Costa del Sol, is any time you get the chance. With a warm Mediterranean climate, even the winters are mild. Keep this in mind when you book your flight to Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport. You can find great flight deals on Air Canada and United Airlines to Malaga and other European destinations.

Where To Stay

For the traveler visiting Malaga, there are boutique hotels, affordable inns and luxury resorts. The old city area in downtown Malaga is a vibrant area and close to all the sights. It’s also an excellent location for the nightlife Malaga offers. Calle Larios is another area right amongst the happening scene of the city. For a quieter scene, the charming fishing village of Pedregalejo will appeal. Here are some recommended accommodation options.

Hotel Bro is a chic property with an outdoor swimming pool. This adults-only stay is stylish and modern with all the guest facilities you could wish for. You can easily walk to La Malagueta Beach.

Barceló Málaga, near the beaches and the María Zambrano train station, is a lux hotel with a fabulous rooftop pool. The contemporary style of decor is the perfect base for the traveler who appreciates great service and style. The staff are very knowledgeable about the local area and are always glad to point tourists to the best places.

Palacio Solecio is a nice hotel with modern rooms, a fitness centre and a bar. Located in the Calle Granada area, in the old Jewish quarter, it is handy to all the major tourist sights. Expect excellent customer service and all the comforts of home.

Things To See & Do

Art and culture lovers shouldn’t miss galleries and museums featuring modern and ancient artwork in the well-known art district of Soho Málaga. The Picasso Museum is especially significant since the artist was born in Malaga. You can see many of his impressive works, including one he painted of his sister Lola when he was very young. If you are more into the modern art scene, the Museum of Modern Art has a huge collection on display. You will also see modern art on the walls around the city with murals and graffiti done by Spanish locals. Don’t miss the Mile of Art, which has over 30 museums to explore.

The Cathedral of Málaga, also known as La Manquita, only has one tower and was never completed. You can see the tall tower from many parts of the city. Make your way there to admire ancient altarpieces and valuable paintings. Using a professional tour guide, you can climb up to the roof for the best panoramic city views.

The Alcazaba of Malaga is an ancient fortress and palace overlooking the stunning Roman Amphitheatre. The archeological museum is filled with Phoenician, Roman and Moorish artifacts. The castle of Gibralfaro sits behind Alcazaba and dates back to the 10th century. From the photogenic castle you can view the La Malagueta bullring.

Walking tours are popular in Malaga and you can book a group tour to sightsee with other travellers or a private guide to have a more exclusive and luxurious experience. Your local guide will be sure to take you to the best tapas restaurant on the way and share many gems of info about the history and culture of Malaga. Seeing the city from the water is another dreamy perspective and hiring a catamaran to cruise around Malaga Bay is a fantastic idea. You can see dolphins at certain times of the year and giving off a boat into the warm ocean to swim and snorkel will be a highlight of your trip.

Malaga is a shopping paradise with clothes, shoes, make-up, home décor, souvenirs and art. Calle Larios, Calle Andrés Pérez and Calle San Juan are all wonderful shopping areas. A Spanish vacation should include many memorable meals and foodies will be happy in Malaga, which has many great dining options, including a small collection of Michelin star restaurants like La Cosmopolita and Kaleja.

Malaga is a wine-making region, so you can include a wine tour to see a vineyard and cellars during your vacation. You will learn a lot about the wine-making history and enjoy excellent wine samples along the way. You will also hear about olive oil making and local cooking as you visit various vineyards around the Malaga area.

More Highlights

  • Buy souvenirs including traditional fans and castanets
  • Get your thrills on some scary rides at Tivoli World 
  • Roam around the port of Malaga, which is one of the oldest in the Mediterranean
  • Rent a bike and cycle around beautiful Malaga
  • Book a luxury spa treatment 
  • Pack a picnic with ham, cheese, fruit and wine and head to 
  • Take a city tour and enjoy a lunch of local tapas
  • Discover Malaga with the hop-on-hop-off bus covering many important sites

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